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Jacob S. Betzner[1, 2]
Male 1838 - 1899


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  • Elected Office  874  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Birth  11 Aug 1838  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1870  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Elected Office  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Occupation  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Elected Office  1872  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    First Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Land  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 106, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1891  Waterloo Township, Waterloo Co. Omtario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion  1891  Waterloo Township, Waterloo Co. Omtario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  00006-0922 
    Died  2 Apr 1899  Near Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: dropsy 
    Buried  Breslau Mennonite (Cressman's) Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I8552  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2017 

    Father  Samuel B. Betzner,   b. 11 Sep 1805, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Stauffer,   b. 4 Jun 1810, Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1882, East Of Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Sep 1828 
    Family ID  F280  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Lydia Snyder,   b. 18 Oct 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1894, Near Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Feb 1870  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 7
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Betzner
     2. Minnie Betzner,   b. 15 Dec 1871, Near Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1909, Cressman, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F950  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Lydia Snider,   b. 1843, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Feb 1870  [9
    Children 
     1. Minna Betzner,   b. 1872, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elisa Betzner,   b. 1874, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F258176  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jacob S. Betzner "was born August 11th, 1838. On February 22nd, 1870, he was married to Lydia Snyder who was born October 18th, 1842, and died November 5th, 1894. They resided on his father's old farm about two miles east of Breslay. The had a family of two daughters, namely: V Minnie and V Eliza."1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      Betzner - On the 2d of April, 1899, near Breslau, Waterloo Co., Ont., Bro. Jacob S. Betzner, aged 59 years, 7 months and 23 days. Bro. Betzner had been for some time afflicted with dropsy, and by the advice of his physician he went to the Berlin Waterloo hospital for treatment, from which he returned home several weeks later greatly improved. He, however, believed that the end would come suddenly, and arranged his temporal affairs accordingly, nor did he neglect his spiritual interests, for he said to his daughter some time before his death that he was ready to go, and had no fears for the future. He retired on the evening of Easter Sunday, apparently as well as usual. Next morning his daughter, in passing his room, found him in a partly recumbent position, dead. He had evidently passed quietly away a number of hours before. The remains were laid to rest in the Cressman cemetery, Breslau, beside the remains of his wife who passed away a few years ago. Funeral services by D. B. Sherk in English from Psa. 127:2, last clause, and by Noah Stauffer in German. A large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of love to the departed brother. Two daughters remain to mourn the loss of an affectionate father.2a

      2aObituary - Herald of Truth, May 1, 1899

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 345.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 24 Feb 1870.
      Married 22 Feb 1870 By Rev. Tuerk, Jakob S. Betzner of Breslau was married to Lidia Schneider of Waterloo Township.

    3. [S1450] Waterloo County Councillors A Collective Biography.

    4. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 243.

    5. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, May 1, 1899.
      Obituary Jacob S. Betzner

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 83.

    7. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Bridegroom Name: Jacob L. Betzner Age: 30 Res: Breslau P.O. Waterloo Tp. Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Sam. & Elisa Betzner
      Bride: Name: Lydia Snyder Age: 27 Res: Waterloo Tp. Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Jacob & Elisa Snyder Witness(S): Name: Levi Snyder Res: Waterloo Tp. Name: Jacob Staufer Res: Waterloo Tp. Date of Marriage: Feb. 22, 1870

    8. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 25.

    9. [S2573] Waterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 2 Page 22.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Waterloo Township - 874 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Aug 1838 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1870 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Waterloo Township - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - First Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1872 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 106, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite (Cressman's) Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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